32 or 64??

Amedee Van Gasse amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Sun Jan 31 19:50:46 UTC 2010

On 31-01-10 20:40, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>         I am running an older AMD Athlon chip you had trouble with.
>> It runs my old 32 bit system just fine. But should I get a new
>> AMD CPU if I want to run 64 bits?
> Karl, you miss the point. The 32-bit vs. 64-bit discussion is valid
> only for those who's hardware supports both. The whole world will not
> use 32-bit because that is the only architecture that your chip
> supports.
Sorry Dotan, but Karl may be talking about some of the first generation 
hybrid 32/64bit CPUs, like some of the AMD Athlon cpu's. Some of them 
had issues with 64bit. But in those cases it is faulty hardware, not 
faulty software.
So Karl is still wrong even if he is right.

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